Sunday, October 26, 2008

Raphael, Madonna

Thanks Ian Cox (26th October 2008) and Mail on line for this story. Sometimes restoration is for the better.

PS I found a poem by Big Kenny

While walking in the park one day,
I saw a sculpture in my way.
It stood alone, so tall and proud,
The top of the statue next to a cloud.
I sat on a bench and stared a while.
The outdoor sculpture made me smile.
The weather tried to make it old.
But it was just too strong and bold.
As I walked away from the 3-D art,
Sculpture had a special place in my heart.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Sculpture removal in a minute

Well if you have a minute then have a look at this. It looks a bit like a "set-square" one used at school but I would hate to meet it coming the other way!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some important sculpture to be seen

Rodin’s hand

Another of Rodin’s hands, much more interesting, but can you get your thumb like that? one of his best I think.

Rodin again, mmm..............MINOTAURE, VERSION AUX CORNES DROITES! A nightmare?

Renoir’s child’s head

Rodin dance movement, bit extreme!
Degas girl

Another Degas girl, better pose,

At least when there is an economic wave we sometimes find a silver lining. There seems to be a lot of Art up for sale, quite normal in this climate.

Some quite famous stuff too, but do you like it?

Pictures thanks to Sotheby's

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